PH412 AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER

Spring

Pre-Theology
Philosophy
Elective

This course examines the American Constitution as an experiment in ordered liberty. It considers the history of the Constitution, the political philosophy that influenced and lies behind the text, and key concepts of its design and model of governance. The course also examines select decisions of the United States Supreme Court, which highlight how the Constitution has been interpreted, with special attention given to cases dealing with the religion clauses and individual rights.